Strawberries & Cigarettes
Troye Sivan Lyrics


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Remember when we first met?
You said "light my cigarette"
So I lied to my mom and dad
I jumped the fence and I ran
But we couldn't go very far
'Cause you locked your keys in your car
So you sat and stared at my lips
And I could already feel your kiss

Long nights, daydreams
Sugar and smoke rings, I've been a fool
But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
Headlights, on me
Racing to 60, I've been a fool
But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like
Blue eyes, black jeans
Lighters and candy, I've been a fool
But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you

Remember when you taught me fate
Said it'd all be worth the wait
Like that night in the back of the cab
When your fingers walked in my hand
Next day, nothin' on my phone
But I can still smell you on my clothes
Always hoping things would change
But we went right back to your games

Long nights, daydreams
Sugar and smoke rings, I've been a fool
But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
Headlights, on me
Racing to 60, I've been a fool
But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like
Blue eyes, black jeans
Lighters and candy, I've been a fool
But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you

And even if I run away
Give my heart a holiday
Still strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
You always leave me wanting more
I can't shake my hunger for
Strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
Yeah, they always taste like you
You
Long nights, daydreams
With that sugar and smoke rings
Always taste like you

Headlights, on me (and even if I run away)
Racing to 60, I've been a fool (and give my heart a holiday)
Still, strawberries and cigarettes always taste like
Blue eyes, black jeans (you always leave me wanting more)




Lighters and candy, I've been a fool (I can't shake my hunger for)
Strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you

Overall Meaning

In "Strawberries & Cigarettes," Troye Sivan reminisces about a passionate but ultimately doomed romance. The song begins with Sivan recalling their initial meeting, where his love interest asked him to light her cigarette, prompting him to defy his parents' rules and run off with her. Despite being locked out of the car, which forced them to share an intimate moment, they were unable to make it work. The chorus repeats the mantra that "strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you," encapsulating the bittersweet memories that continue to linger long after their relationship has ended.


Throughout the song, Sivan references the ways in which his love interest affected his senses and worldview, describing the "sugar and smoke rings" that accompanied their long nights of passion and the way her memory lingers like a scent on his clothes. Additionally, he touches on how she taught him about "fate," the idea that their connection was preordained and therefore inevitable. Toward the end, Sivan admits that even though he's tried to move on, he can't shake the way she's imprinted on him. All in all, "Strawberries & Cigarettes" is a wistful declaration of love and loss that encompasses both the heady thrill of infatuation and the pain of letting go.


Line by Line Meaning

Remember when we first met?
Do you remember the first time we met?


You said 'light my cigarette'
You asked me to light your cigarette.


So I lied to my mom and dad
I told a lie to my parents so that I could see you.


I jumped the fence and I ran
I climbed over the fence and ran away.


But we couldn't go very far
We couldn't go too far away.


'Cause you locked your keys in your car
Because you accidentally locked your car keys inside the car.


So you sat and stared at my lips
So you were just sitting there and looking at my lips.


And I could already feel your kiss
And I could already sense your desire to kiss me.


Long nights, daydreams
Long nights spent daydreaming about you.


Sugar and smoke rings, I've been a fool
Indulging in sugary treats and smoke rings, I've been foolish in my addiction to you.


But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
But the sweet taste of strawberries and the lingering smoke of cigarettes reminds me of you.


Headlights, on me
The headlights are shining on me as I drive.


Racing to 60, I've been a fool
I'm foolishly racing at 60 miles an hour.


But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like
But the taste of strawberries and cigarettes always reminds me of you.


Blue eyes, black jeans
Your blue eyes and black jeans remind me of you.


Lighters and candy, I've been a fool
Lighters and candy are just distractions, I've been foolish in my addiction to you.


But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
But the sweet taste of strawberries and the lingering smoke of cigarettes reminds me of you.


Remember when you taught me fate
Do you remember when you taught me about fate?


Said it'd all be worth the wait
You said it would be worth waiting for.


Like that night in the back of the cab
Like that night we spent in the back of the cab.


When your fingers walked in my hand
When your fingers intertwined with mine.


Next day, nothin' on my phone
The next day, there was nothing on my phone from you.


But I can still smell you on my clothes
But I can still smell your scent on my clothes.


Always hoping things would change
I was always hoping things would change between us.


But we went right back to your games
But we just ended up going back to your same old games.


And even if I run away
Even if I try to run away from you.


Give my heart a holiday
Give my heart a break.


Still strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
But the sweet taste of strawberries and the lingering smoke of cigarettes reminds me of you.


You always leave me wanting more
You always leave me wanting more of you.


I can't shake my hunger for
I can't stop craving you.


Strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
The sweet taste of strawberries and the lingering smoke of cigarettes remind me of you.


Yeah, they always taste like you
Yes, they always taste like you.


Long nights, daydreams
Long nights spent daydreaming about you.


With that sugar and smoke rings
Thinking about sweet things like sugar and smoke rings.


Always taste like you
Always reminds me of you.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Alex Hope, Jack Antonoff, Troye Sivan

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Remember when we first met?
You said "light my cigarette"
So I lied to my mom and dad
I jumped the fence and I ran
But we couldn't go very far
'Cause you locked your keys in your car
So you sat and stared at my lips
And I could already feel your kiss
Long nights, daydreams
Sugar and smoke rings, I've been a fool
But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
Headlights, on me
Racing to 60, I've been a fool
But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like
Blue eyes, black jeans
Lighters and candy, I've been a fool
But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
Remember when you taught me fate
Said it'd all be worth the wait
Like that night in the back of the cab
When your fingers walked in my hand
Next day, nothin' on my phone
But I can still smell you on my clothes
Always hoping things would change
But we went right back to your games
Long nights, daydreams
Sugar and smoke rings, I've been a fool
But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
Headlights, on me
Racing to 60, I've been a fool
But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like
Blue eyes, black jeans
Lighters and candy, I've been a fool
But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
And even if I run away
Give my heart a holiday
Still strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
You always leave me wanting more
I can't shake my hunger for
Strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you
Yeah, they always taste like you
You
Long nights, daydreams
With that sugar and smoke rings
Always taste like you
Headlights, on me (and even if I run away)
Racing to 60, I've been a fool (and give my heart a holiday)
Still, strawberries and cigarettes always taste like
Blue eyes, black jeans (you always leave me wanting more)
Lighters and candy, I've been a fool (I can't shake my hunger for)
Strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you



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